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What happened to the Herald of Free Enterprise after she sank on March 6, 1987?


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Exactly seven months after a tragedy which devastated a nation, doomed ferry the Herald of Free Enterprise sailed like a ghost ship past the port she once called home.

The battered remains of the cross-Channel vessel limped along the Kent coastline towed by the Markustrum, an ocean-going tug-boat.

The Herald of Free Enterprise prior to the tragedy - which marks its 34th anniversary this year
The Herald of Free Enterprise prior to the tragedy - which marks its 34th anniversary this year

Attached by cables, the ferry’s carcass was unmanned and without power.

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